The Map Redrawn to include Lake District Nuclear Park …Is ANYONE Looking?

Lake Disctrict Nuclear Park
Lake Disctrict Nuclear Park

What – No comment in the National Press?

No Comment by Countryside Protection Groups?

Sellafield has expanded its exclusion zone in the event of an accident. The expansion now includes a chunk of the Lake District National Park. The question must be asked.. is anyone looking?  Does anyone care?

The proposed new build between the village of Beckermet and Sellafield would double the Sellafield footprint with the “exclusion zone” map then having to  be redrawn even further into the “official” Lake District.

Its all nonsense of course because radiation from routine and accidental release does not fit neatly into a circle drawn on a map and anyone who believes this magic red line on the map must truly be a child of the new nuclear cheerleading age.

One thought on “The Map Redrawn to include Lake District Nuclear Park …Is ANYONE Looking?

  1. Notice on the map that the land-based radius is only 6.1 kilometers or
    3.8 miles. Windscale fallout went all through most of the UK and well beyond: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7030536.stm In the US, for nuclear reactors it is 16 km (10 miles), following by 80 km for food: “Generally, the plume exposure pathway EPZ for nuclear power plants shall consist of an area about 10 miles (16 km) in radius and the ingestion pathway EPZ shall consist of an area about 50 miles (80 km) in radius.” http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/cfr/part050/part050-0047.html
    For Sizewell, Suffolk gov decided to extend the zone from 2.4 to 15 km: http://www.suffolkcoastal.gov.uk/news/revised-emergency-plan-for-sizewell-communities-out-to-consultation/ Japan evac was 20 km (12 mi) and 30 km shelter in place, according to this UK doc: http://www.onr.org.uk/documents/convention-2nd-report.pdf
    Shouldn’t the most dangerous nuclear facility in Europe have a bigger evac zone than a Nuclear Reactor? Savannah River Site evac zone pdf page 33 is hard to understand. Map scale 10 miles (16 km). It looks like for the nearby Vogtle NPS they actually want people to evacuate to a school at about 20 km (12 miles): http://www.srs.gov/general/pubs/srs_cmnty_prep.pdf The idea of putting people in a numbered zone is good though. This Oak Ridge evac looks really small and is even more difficult to understand: http://science.energy.gov/~/media/isc/emergency-information/pdf/What_to_do_if_an_emergency_occurs_on_the_Oak_Ridge_Reservation_booklet.pdf Evacuation zones for nuclear facilities, and especially in the UK, is difficult to find, excepting Suffolk. How many people even know what to do? How about all the fallen trees in the area recently? Would people be able to get through without the roads? Unlikely.

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